Resource Sharing Community


The COPPUL Resource Sharing Community brings together COPPUL members who have roles in supporting resource sharing (interlibrary loan/document delivery or ILL/DD) activity within COPPUL as well as in the national and global context. The Community will work together to promote resource sharing services in academic libraries by formulating policies and procedures, by advancing and supporting emerging trends and by addressing relevant copyright, licensing and delivery issues.

The group will be responsible for identifying issues and developing strategies to:

  • Support optimization of ILL/DD services among COPPUL Libraries
  • Identify opportunities to make the most effective use of technologies in ILL/DD
  • Work collaboratively to share information and ideas about ILL/DD practices and issues among COPPUL Libraries
  • Keep abreast of developments in resource sharing at the regional and national level
  • Propose service standards for electronic and physical delivery
  • Review copyright and database licensing implications for Document Delivery
  • Advise COPPUL Directors about Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery developments and propose changes and enhancements as appropriate
  • Facilitate collection and analysis of resource sharing statistics as required to inform the work of the Community or that of other COPPUL groups/initiatives
  • Consider intersections and policies between special collections/archives and resource sharing in partnership with other working groups and committees.


Membership to the COPPUL Resource Sharing Community is open to individuals from all COPPUL member institutions. Community membership is at the discretion of each institution and may include more than one person from an institution. Two co-chairs are chosen from the group for a term of two years. The Community may seek external input and advice as required.



  • Donald Taylor, Simon Fraser University (July 2023-2025)
  • Lori Giles-Smith University of Manitoba (July 2022-2024)

Institutional Contact List: (to update your institutional contact, please contact one of the co-chairs). To become a member of the Resource Sharing Community, please send a request to Messages for the RSC are posted to

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